Dr. Shane Swatts
Dr. Shane Swatts grew up in Princeton, WV and studied Pharmacology and Toxicology at West Virginia University prior to receiving his doctorate degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University. He is an active member of the American Optometric Association, the Virginia Optometric Association, the Tidewater Optometric Society and the Ocular Nurtrition Society.
Following graduation from Optometry school, Dr. Swatts worked at the renowned Vision and Conceptual Development Center in Washington, DC. There he concentrated on sports vision, working with both the National Football league (NFL) as well as traveling overseas to perform intense vision and perceptual testing on professional athletes in England.
Dr. Swatts joined Eastern Virginia Eye Associates in 2007 after working at ophthalmology practices and surgery centers in Virginia Beach. Dr. Swatts volunteers his time at Chesapeake Free Clinic and provides services to nursing homes throughout Hampton Roads.
Dr. Swatts' services include glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, evaluations for diabetes related eye disease, cataracts, macular degeneration and many other eye diseases. He has a special interest in anterior segment disease and ocular manifestations of autoimmune disease (Sjogren's Syndrome, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitits, etc.) as well as ocular nutrition therapies.
Dr. Swatts received the Inside Business "Entrepreneurial Excellence Award" in 2011 and has been featured in numerous publications relating to eyecare. He is a parishioner at St. Stephen the Martyr church and a member of the Great Bridge Rotary Club.
He is married to Dr. Leah Ramos and they reside in Chesapeake with their two daughters. Dr. Swatts stays active by biking, swimming, yoga and triathlon.